just wanted to say '' welcome '' to the site , its been really helpfull whenever i've needed advice and as things are gonna be pushing along a fair bit now , i'll certainly be asking loads more !!!
Good luck with all the paper work , you'll get there in the end ;)
Then you'll be celebrating like the rest of us !!!
Hey, wer'e defo gonna try and come along Sat - is it OH's aswell? We know another couple who are going too. Shall we ask them if they want to come? Have phoned Jade today, but no answer as yet - maybe she's choosing her wine for Sat night? I have her number now so will give her a try later. Am very excited about meeting new peeps in same boat........
Sara and Andy
Originally Posted by Daisy Duke
I believe you've spoken to Jade now, bit too many people for dinner at mine but happy to re-arrange and meet in Chichester for a few drinks if you're up for it? Would love to meet you guys before you go and as it's only drinks the more the merrier.
Greetings from the North family.
Hello to all, we are a family of four wanting to move to Adelaide in the next three years. I am a Head Chef/Locksmith and my wife is a Cashier Accountant, the children are both female (13 & 14 years old). We are looking to go for a Skilled - Independent (Migrant) (subclass 175) Visa.
a) Is the visa process a nightmare and is it worth getting a frim to do it for you?
b) Are there plenty of jobs in Adelaide?
c) Can we bring our white goods out with us as I hear they are expensive there and if we do, is it a case of buying an adapter to be able to plug in and use?
d) What are the average costs of a three bedroomed house in Adelaide and what about rent a month as an alternative?
e) What is the meaning of life?
If anyone can help with the above questions it would be appreciated, but maybe not 'e' as we all know it is '42'.
Best wishes from us four over here to you lot over there.
Ollie and the Norths.
Hi Ollie, I'm not an expert but I'll answer as best I can...
Originally Posted by Ollie88
a) yes! Although it does depend on your situation as to how many stages you need to do ie qulaifications etc. It is hard work & very stressful, definitely worth it though but if you can afford it I would get an agent, takes alot of stress of and great to have someone to ask questions to and keep you up to date as the visa processes change all the time. We used Go Matilda who are excellent and come highly recommended on this site and the sister site Poms in Oz. The Owner Allan Collet posts updates & advice on their too. I also think they are reasonably priced and they break the payments up making it more manageable. We did do some of it on our own first so have experienced both - we managed no problems but it but it was hard work.
b) No idea as haven't been there yet, sorry! But they are supposed to be growing & when we did job searches quite a few seemed to come up.
c) I've been advised to bring white goods as they are mroe expensive over there. From what I can tellmore people than not hire a container & ship their stuff over there as it works out more cost effective than buying new. I believe you have to use adaptors & have been advised to get multi extension leads to make it easier but haven't looked into it ourselves yet.
d) A good site for this is www.realestate.com.au we look there all the time for properties to rent and buy. It has a great mortgage calculator too. It's different depending on area but we've been looking at 3/4 bed properties at around 200-400 australian dollars a month.
e) As you said '42'
Hope that helps, this is a great site.
Cara you're so helpful. I said to Brian about ollies message and that I bet you'd help him out! Lol x
Aw thanks, there's people that know more than me but I thought I'd share what I know! x
Originally Posted by Jadeyk
Hey Cara - you should start your own agency! Thats just what you need when you start out. That's the good thing about this forum, there's always someone who knows the answer!
Ollie, my advice would be just find out what you need at the time or you will get overloaded with info and feel like sticking your head in the fridge (or freezer) depending on how stressed you feel...
Re your belongings, think it's a personal thing really and all depends how much stuff you have. We had a small crate made up for our TV, computer, music system, clothes and other bits and bobs as we didn't have that much furniture.
The housing thing is prob dependant on a number of factors, location, schools, local facilities etc, but as Cara says check out the real estate site to give you an idea.
As for the visa, do whats right for you and your circumstances. My partner and I are going on a 457 visa as I went through an agent that got me a job. My partner however has just emailed his cv to a company and has an interview lined up now.
I think Adelaide is a growing city in terms of development, so this should be a good thing then seeking employment.
Lastly, this is a fab forum. You will find answers for almost everything, a kind of 'Adelaide Wikipedia!
Many thanks Cara!! xoxox
Originally Posted by Cara&Gav
thank you for the reply and the information, it is most appreciated. When do you go yourselves? I hope I am right in asking this from what I can understand from your reply. We still have at least 17 months, possibly longer depending on work. Have you been across already? My little Sister moved there just over a year ago and had never been before and absolutely loves it,as does her hubby and children. The reason I asked the questions on here was to get to know people in a similar situation and not to bug my Sis too much as she is till fairly new herself and would like to be able to access more seasoned POMES!!
All the very best to you and yours Cara and thanks again!!!
Ollie and the Norths. xoxox
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